HWR RELEASES... LEGEND OF THE LICH LORD, PANIC/FITZGERALD & SHADOWGATE

HWR RELEASES... LEGEND OF THE LICH LORD, PANIC/FITZGERALD & SHADOWGATE
Working with Composers: Bruno Valenti, Brian Tyler & Rich Douglas

OCTOBER: LEGENDS THAT CAN BE IN COMPLETE DARKNESS!



In 1985, Curry starred in the fantasy film, Legend as the Lord of Darkness. Director Ridley Scott cast Curry in the film after watching him in Rocky Horror, thinking he was ideal to play the role of Darkness. It took five and a half hours to apply the makeup needed for Darkness onto Curry and at the end of the day he would spend an hour in a bath in order to liquefy the soluble spirit gum.  At one point, Curry got too impatient and claustrophobic and pulled the makeup off too quickly, tearing off his own skin in the process. Scott had to shoot around the actor for a week as a result.


Although not a commercial success when first released, it won the British Society of Cinematographers Award for Best Cinematography in 1985 for cinematographer Alex Thomson, as well as being nominated for multiple awards: Academy Award for Best Makeup; Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Makeup; BAFTA Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup Artist, Best Special Visual Effects; DVD Exclusive Awards; and Young Artist Awards. Since its premiere and the subsequent release of the Director's Cut edition, the film has become a cult classic.
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3 comments:

  1. Tore his own skin - ouch.
    Still a great movie. I own the DVD with both versions, and while I appreciate the added scenes, I didn't like the European version's music. Put the two versions together and it would be a perfect movie.

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  2. We have done that a few times... Spirit Gum (unless a proper solvent is used) can really be a "pain" to remove.... We really enjoyed the great "visual" aspects of this film.....

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  3. I loved this film from the beginning-I thought the lighting was great as well as the story-pure magic and he made a great devil

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